Just started reading Dan Brown's Lost Symbol this evening. I've just finished 3 chapters and have to say I'm amazed at some of the irritating writing techniques I've encountered only 3 chapters in. Chapter 1 - The book starts with a father and son involved in an epic accident while hundreds of feet about the ground. We discover its a dream!! Chapter 2 - The antagonist decides to look at himself naked in the mirror as Dan Brown describes every minute detail of his physical appearance. Chapter 3 - There is a MASSIVE info dump about two of the main characters. Hope this doesn't keep up for the rest of the book.